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Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

RunSynchronousCommand specifies a single command to run during the windowsPE configuration pass.

To start a command that needs to finish before other commands can start, use synchronous commands. To run services or commands that can start at the same time, use RunAsynchronousCommand instead.

All RunSynchronous commands run in the system context.



Specifies the credentials used to access the command if the command is on a network share.


Specifies a description of the command to run.


Specifies the order of the command to run.


Specifies the path to the command to run.

For the list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Setup.

The following XML output shows how to set synchronous commands.

   <!-- First synchronous command to run -->
<!-- Second synchronous command to run -->

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